HIGHLIGHTS OF REALE YACHT CLUB CANOTTIERI SAVOIA AND MASCALZONE LATINO’S BRIEF TO THE NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS
October 16, 2008 – Today, Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia (RYCCS) of Naples, Italy and the Mascalzone Latino yachting syndicate submitted a “Friends of the Court” (amici curiae) brief to the New York State Court of Appeals in support of the suit brought by the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) against Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and Club Náutico Español de Vela (CNEV) over the future of the America’s Cup.
RYCCS, which was founded in 1893, and Mascalzone Latino are asking the court to reverse a lower court ruling that CNEV is the legitimate “Challenger of Record” under the 19th Century “Deed of Gift” that governs the oldest trophy in international sport.
Mascalzone Latino was one of seven America’s Cup yachting syndicates which wrote a protest letter in July 2007 calling the Protocol, or rules, drawn up for the 33rd America’s Cup by SNG “the worst” in the history of the America’s Cup. - Read more...